Bradan Press author Barry W. Shears will be speaking at the fifth International Bagpipe Conference on March 14th at 5:00pm on Immigrant Bagpipes of Nova Scotia. The conference, celebrating International Bagpipe Day, is a celebration of the world’s diverse bagpipes and bagpiping traditions.
Shears is the author of our two volume series, Play It Like You Sing It. Volume One: History, Culture, and Images tells the story of the many families and individuals who maintained this important aspect of Nova Scotia Gaelic culture despite adversity. through history, culture, and over 100 images of pipers and their instruments in 19th and 20th-century Nova Scotia.
Volume Two: The Music presents bagpipe arrangements and their Gaelic words as they were played and sung in Nova Scotia. The book contains 230 settings of pipe tunes, 19 fiddle tune settings connected to the piping tradition, and over 85 sets of port-á-beul lyrics. It is illustrated with 75 images of Nova Scotian pipers.
The International Bagpipe Conference will be held at Paine Hall on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts from March 13 to 15, 2020. For tickets and more information, please visit their website.
This event is hosted by the International Bagpipe Organisation.